Marriage & Family Therapy (M.A.)

Marriage & Family Therapy (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Early Core Courses 1
CEFS 500Orientation to Counselors Professional Identity and Function3
CEFS 501Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling3
CEFS 502Human Growth and Development3
CEFS 504Multicultural Counseling3
CEFS 505Counseling Techniques and the Helping Relationship 23
CEFS 506Integration of Spirituality and Counseling3
CEFS 510Theories of Counseling3
Total Hours21
Advanced Core Courses
CEFS 512Group Counseling 13
CEFS 515Research and Program Evaluation3
CEFS 521Assessment Techniques in Counseling3
CEFS 522Career Development and Counseling3
CEFS 546Psychopathology3
CEFS 601Theories of Family Systems3
Total Hours18
Specialization Courses
CEFS 602Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning in Marriage and Family Counseling3
CEFS 603Advanced Couple & Marital Counseling3
CEFS 620Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Their Families3
CEFS 670Comprehensive Exam - CPCE 10
CEFS 671Comprehensive Exam - Integration 10
CEFS 698Practicum3
CEFS 699Counseling Internship 23
CEFS 699Counseling Internship 23
Total Hours18
Elective Course
Choose one of the following:3
Human Sexuality
Substance Abuse: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention 1
Total Hours3

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Successful completion of Comprehensive Exam
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 10 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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